December 2019 Musts

This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of December and beyond.

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Ditch That Textbook!
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• A resources section with handy links to our best stuff
• A page of all the free downloadable templates we've created
• A videos page with everything organized and easy to find
• A Google page with our most popular Google-related content

Includes: videos, podcasts, e-books, guides, templates.

ALL FREE!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Coding
Science
Computer Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Textbook
Author:
Matt Miller
Date Added:
11/08/2019
Education Plan 2020-2030 (Government of Saskatchewan)
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CC BY-NC-ND
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This framework from the Government of Saskatchewan was developed by education sector partners based on feedback from public engagement sessions and an online survey. The framework will be used to help create an action plan for education in Saskatchewan from 2020 to 2030.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Guy Tetrault
Date Added:
11/27/2019
Freckle - Differentiation Platform for K-12
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"Reach all your students at their own level.
Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science."

"Allows kids to practice math at their own level and pace. Has more than 30,000 math questions, starting with a diagnostic that assigns material at just the right level. Front Row also features lessons, assessments, and reports for teachers. Grades: K–9; cost: Free for teachers; $ for upgrades and other features."

Subject:
Band
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Renassiance
Date Added:
11/13/2019
Learn and Feed the Hungry!
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Students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time.

For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response.

Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.

If you have an error message just copy and paste this url into your browser: https://freerice.com/categories

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Chemistry
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Ocean School  - A Real Underwater Classroom!
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Ocean School's mission is to provide learners, the next generation of ocean citizens, with the knowledge and tools to understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience.

At Ocean School, learners explore habitats at the bottom of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with virtual reality. They strike a pose with a life-sized augmented reality whale, and dissect virtual cod! Through stunning original animation, they learn about the history of the cod through the eyes of an Indigenous artist. 360° videos transport them to places they could never go—diving in a kelp forest, or hiking on a tropical island 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica.

The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.

Ocean School empowers the next generation of ocean citizens, researchers, and innovators, with the knowledge and tools to investigate and design innovative solutions for the accelerating challenges that face the world’s ocean.

ACCESS Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ocean School
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
NFB Education
Ocean School
Date Added:
05/10/2019
Official NORAD Santa Tracker
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Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks Santa’s journey around the globe. It’s fun to see Santa visit the countries and landmarks around the world. The site also includes games, books, videos and music to enjoy in the lead up to the big night!

Subject:
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NORAD
Date Added:
11/26/2019
Quizizz - Free quizzes for every student
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"Free self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home."

This is a great formative assessment tool that makes learning and reviewing feel like a game.

This tool is great for students when working individually (compared to Kahoot! and Quizlet where the class plays together). Kids could do them at a station, centre or even for homework.

Turn your assessment into a game!

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
English Language Arts
Language Education
Math
Coding
Science
Computer Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
11/20/2019
Quizlet
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CC BY-NC-ND
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Anyone can use Quizlet to study and learn content created by other users, or to create your own custom study sets. You can also share sets with friends, classmates or your students.

The best way to get started on Quizlet as a student or a teacher is to search for sets made by other Quizlet users. Students and teachers create new study sets all the time, so it's quite likely that you'll be able to find what you're looking for.

This is a great tool for formative assessment. Students can work in groups and compare answers and learn from one another.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
11/28/2019
Reindeer Cam
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You can come to this site and watch Reindeer live on camera! Santa even makes appearances to feed them. Apparently you can catch elves or the Grinch from time to time as well!

You can check to see if you are on the nice list!

You can also come here to listen to Santa read stories. How cool is it to have Santa read you a bedtime story?

This would be a good creative writing or journal entry prompt for ELA as well.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
11/26/2019